Home for The Holidays is one of the returning holiday fragrances at Yankee Candle Company. I recently burned their large apothecary style candle jar in this scent. It was a very festive candle, with a bright Christmas red color for the wax and a cute Christmas scene on the label. The label depicted a decked out Christmas tree with mounds of presents surrouding it – some opened, some not. There was a picture of an empty rocking chair in the far background and a roaring fire. Holiday time, indeed!
The holiday spices of cinnamon and clove, mixed with earthy cedarwood and balsam.
The cold sniff on this candle was a bit spicy – it smelled mostly of cinnamon with hints of pine. I lit this candle and left it initially in my powder room…a relatively small room and my usual “testing spot.” When I checked on this candle about an hour later (I know YC candles to have a slow burn), I was welcomed by a warm, soothing scent. The spices were present but now it appeared they were enveloped with yummy apple cider. That wasn’t the end of it, though. I could smell the scent of a fresh Christmas tree intermingling with the spices and the cider. This is the smell I want my home to smell like at Christmastime!
The scent throw was moderately strong. I could smell it in the powder room and it was enough to fill that space. When I moved the candle to larger rooms, it didn’t fare as well. The candle burn was typical for a Yankee Candle – it was a super slow burn and it took a while for a full wax melt pool to form. The candle flame remained steady throughout and it would grow pretty tall when it was time to trim the wick (about every 4 hours). I didn’t notice any black sooting, which was a plus. The candle remained well fragrance throughout its lifespan.
Overall, a great candle scent that I wish was just a bit stronger.
Happy candle burning ~